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A juicy footnote on a pair of categories more fundamental than Aristotle's

The reader should advert here to the entirely experiential claim Poinsot is making for his affirmation of relation as among the furnishings of the physical world. 511 more words


The Displaced Logos in "Their Eyes Were Watching God"

Contra Diction?

Zora Neale Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God[1] is, like many other texts of literary modernity, opposed to the abuse of others by language, either by individuals or institutions of power. 1,921 more words


The Inhuman Speech of a Barn

White barn. Black shingled roof. Morning light. Dust gathers on the lower clapboards. The soil is dry, dusty. Wind eddies the dust, whisking it up against the barn. 556 more words

Some Interesting Reads

I’m currently working on my thesis paper for my Lit degree, so that means I’ve been swimming in journal articles and books. I’ll be writing on the novel as semiosphere, a subject I’ve touched in two of prior papers ( 269 more words


Book Review: How Forests Think: Towards an Anthropology beyond the Human (Eduardo Kohn, 2013)

Just as he is about to step on a foot bridge that connects the village to a main road that marks a few hour’s trek to a nearby village, a man of iFahao tribe in Kalinga, Philippines would stop and wait for a few minutes. 1,138 more words


∇ - Eco

Semiotics is “a scientific attitude, a critical way of looking at the objects of other sciences.”
Umberto Eco – 1974